Ferdinand has revealed that Thiago phoned the Man Utd legend back in 2013 asking for him to sort out a transfer to Old Trafford.
Liverpool midfielder Thiago has given his take on modern football, saying that there is 'less magic' in the game these days.
Jurgen Klopp is ready to alter his system next season as he looks to get the best out of his squad.
"Thiago is a good player, he probes, he picks up the ball, he’s something a bit different,"
Thiago has been on the bench for four of the last seven, including both Champions League legs against Madrid.
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Klopp says Liverpool "lost rhythm" and "tried too hard" in the second half. *cough* Thiago *cough*.
The Spain international arrived at Anfield in the summer with much expected of the midfielder.
"Then there was the derby now, at their home, he didn’t look at my face, I didn’t look at him, either."
The Germany international has spent his entire career at Bayern Munich since the age of 11.
"I’m not fixed to this club. I have a special relationship, I love Bayern before I started playing for them."
His introduction into Jurgen Klopp's side has coincided with a downturn in form from Liverpool this season.
"It was difficult to choose if I really wanted to leave Bayern. In the end, it happened and I am very happy."
Thiago's start to life on Merseyside has coincided with a dramatic drop in form and results for Liverpool.
Thiago was impressive in a reshaped midfield which saw Fabinho's crucial return to his defensive midfield role.
The mailbox is Liverpool heavy but also features some Chelsea love and Man City 'good faith'.
"A one-off game, Champions League Final, I would go back to type and no he does not play."
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Klopp is adamant that those correlating Thiago's presence with Liverpool's demise are mistaken.
"We haven’t seen the Bayern version of Thiago in Liverpool’s midfield yet. That’s no secret."
The midfielder has come under fire for slowing down Liverpool's tempo this season.
Liverpool have been struggling to find their best form in the Premier League this season.
There have been accusations that he doesn't fit into the current Liverpool side.
The Spaniard has only won four of his first 13 matches at Anfield since signing from Bayern Munich.
The Spain international has only won four of his first 13 matches at Liverpool.
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"He slows things down. That’s not what Liverpool are. He’s a Guardiola-type player."
The Mailbox wonders whether even Jurgen Klopp believes anymore. Also: Thiago, David De Gea and Bamford.
Can Thiago do something different? That's one question ahead of Liverpool v Man City on Sunday...
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